If there were two movies that could sum up both parts of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” video it would be “The Notebook” meets “Enter the Dragon.” Really it sounds a lot weirder until you actually watch the video, but the first half is the story of two lovers told using flashbacks/forwards of the couple through the decades. The second half is Justin Timberlake in a hall of mirrors — just like that final “Enter the Dragon” fight scene —, but with scantily clad clown women.
As for the song, “Mirrors” is JT’s big epic pop ballad from “The 20/20 Experience.” Kicking off with some very ‘N Sync-sounding vocals and an “I don’t want to lose you now” chorus, the track breaks down into something a little more bedroom R&B. It’s an interesting reflection between old JT and today’s JT. Probably has something to do with this mirror theme… Or maybe it’s just about some girl he really likes. Watch the “Mirrors” video below and tell us for yourself.
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